OUR PHILOSOPHY IS SIMPLE...TO PROVIDE YOU WITH AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE AND GIVE YOU TIMELESS AND CANDID PHOTOS THAT CAPTURE THE TRUE EMOTIONS OF THE DAY, PHOTOS YOU WILL CHERISH FOR YEARS TO COME.

WE ARE HERE TO HELP EASE THE STRESS OF YOUR WEDDING PLANNING BY BEING THERE FOR YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. AND ON THE DAY OF OUR MAIN GOAL IS TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT ANYTHING OTHER THAN SAYING "I DO" AND TRULY, WE MEAN TRULY ENJOYING EVERY MOMENT OF YOUR DAY! THAT IS WHAT ALL OF OUR OJ BRIDES EXPERIENCE. 
               
                           

                              

1. CONNECT

2. LET'S MEET

3. SAVE THE DATE

4. ENGAGEMENT SESSION

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5. WEDDING DAY

6. INVESTMENT

7. kind words 

8. VENDOR FAVES

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We truly believe that people matter the most. That is why it is so important that we connect with you WITHIN 24 HOURS OF YOUR INQUIRY. WE rEACH OUT TO YOU VIA TELEPHONE so we can ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS AND LET YOU KNOW WHAT WE LOVE TO OFFER OUR COUPLES!

We will be spending the most time with you on your wedding day (and if we have it our way stay connected THROUGH the many happy years) of your new life together. 

We want you to feel comfortable with us, kind of like having your good friends just shooting your big day.  

Connect

BECAUSE WE ONLY TAKE A VERY LIMITED NUMBER OF OJ BRIDES EACH SEASON WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE ARE A GOOD FIT FOR EACH OTHER. 

IF POSSIBLE WE WOULD LOVE TO MEET IN PERSON AND BUY YOU A DRINK.  IF WE CAN'T DO THAT WE WILL SET A TIME FOR ALL OF US TO MEET OVER A VIDEO CHAT (WITH A GLASS OF WINE AND OUR PUPS INCLUDED).  WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOUR LOVELY FACES AND HELP YOU FEEL COMPLETELY EXCITED ABOUT CHOOSING US TO CAPTURE YOUR "BEST DAY EVER".  




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ONCE WE MEET WITH YOU EITHER IN PERSON OR ONLINE WE WILL SEND YOU OUR CONTRACT TO REVIEW.  WE ARE ALWAYS HERE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE DURING THIS PROCESS (BTW WE LOVE QUESTIONS).  

AFTER WE HAVE RECEIVED A SIGNED CONTRACT, YOU THEN WILL RECEIVE AN INVOICE (ALL ONLINE) FOR 1/3 DOWN.  ONCE WE HAVE YOUR SIGNED CONTRACT AND DEPOSIT THIS WILL LOCK IN YOUR DATE AND YOU WILL BE OFFICIALLY BOOKED WITH US!  WOO HOO! IT IS THAT SIMPLE! 


SAVE THE DATE

YOUR ENGAGEMENT SESSION IS COMPLIMENTARY AND SOMETHING WE FEEL IS VERY IMPORTANT SO THAT WE CAN GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER BEFORE THE BIG DAY.  

IF YOU ARE NERVOUS ABOUT BEING IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA, DON'T WORRY.  WE KNOW THE FEELING AND THAT IS THE BEST POSSIBLE REASON TO HAVE YOUR ENGAGEMENT SESSION.  

WE PROMISE WITHIN MINUTES YOU WILL BOTH FEEL COMFORTABLE AND CONFIDENT IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA. 

AFTER YOUR SESSION IS DONE WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO GO OUT FOR DINNER AND MAKE A DATE NIGHT OUT IT.  IT WILL BE AN EVENING YOU WILL NEVER FORGET! 




ENGAGEMENT SESSION

YOUR WEDDING DAY

YOUR DAY FINALLY ARRIVES. IT WILL BE AN UNFORGETTABLE DAY FILLED WITH COUNTLESS MEMORIES.  THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF YOUR MARRIAGE AND IF WE COULD SHARE ONE PIECE OF ADVICE FOR YOUR DAY IT WOULD BE THIS: 

SAVOR EVERY MOMENT AND CELEBRATE THE DAY WITH THE ONES YOU LOVE.  DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE LITTLE THINGS THAT COULD GO WRONG, ENJOY THIS DAY WITH THE YOUR NEW SPOUSE AND WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS THAT YOU HOLD DEAR. WE ARE THERE TO CAPTURE EVERY MOMENT, EVEN THE ONES THAT YOU MAY MISS. 

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A customizable collection for the bride needing just a few hours of photography coverage. Includes 1 OJ Photographer for destination elopements.  

no.4 | elopement collection

Starting at $3899

includes a full day of photography coverage with Oden + Janelle, a complimentary engagement session, a beautiful wedding website for your guests, an album credit and a beautiful online gallery with all your images.   

no.1 | ODEN + JANELLE 

no.3 | 6 hour collection

Starting at $3199

Starting at $2499

includes a full day of photography coverage with our 2 of our OJ Photographers, a complimentary engagement session, a beautiful wedding website for your guests and a beautiful online gallery with all your images.   

includes up to 6 hours of photography coverage with one OJ Photographer and a beautiful online gallery with all your wedding day images to share with your friends and family. 

(this a great option for smaller more intimate destination weddings) 

no.2 | OJ PHOTOGRAPHERS 

investment

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Oden + Janelle are amazing! They were willing to go above and beyond for us including coming to Chicago to do our engagement photos and on the day of spent 25 minutes helping me get red wine out of my dress!  They are such an amazing team and do such great work, stop looking and just book Oden + Janelle! 

abby + patrick

MEGAN + MATT

If you are looking for wedding photographers, stop looking and book Oden & Janelle! You won’t be disappointed. It by far, was the best decision we made when planning our wedding. They kept everything on track for us and also kept us very calm. I don’t know what we would have done without them. So many people told us that our photos belong in a magazine. 

We know that Oden and Janelle will take many, many more family photographs throughout our lives. We feel like we have made life-long friends. We truly love Oden & Janelle.

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mallory + josh

The best decision we made about the entire wedding was choosing Oden + Janelle. You get so much more than amazing pictures.  With these two it was basically impossible for anything to wrong.  We don't know how we would have made it through the day without them.  They capture the moment and get the action.  

Oden + Janelle are amazing at capturing candid moments.  They are fantastic to work with, the whole process was so much fun and we loved all of the photos! They are such a pleasure to be around, they were so much more than photographers for us.  It felt like one of our friends were with us, they were phenomenal!

emily + trevor

Lisa + Ronnie

"Picking Oden + Janelle as our photographers was one of the best decisions we ever made.  It felt like we had our best friends taking our pictures! We feel so blessed that we had the opportunity to work with such an amazing couple, we wouldn't change a single thing about our experience! 

hollie + jeremy

There are not enough kind words to describe how much we LOVED Oden + Janelle, they were absolutely amazing! It truly was as if our good friends were just snapping shots of us. They are so sweet and SO much fun. My husband and I laughed so hard every time we were with them. They have a gift of capturing the love between a couple and the beauty of each moment. Oden + Janelle weren't just our photographers, they became our friends!

DENISE + JOSH

Oden and Janelle are incredible wedding photographers and super great people to work with. From beginning to end, Oden and Janelle were a true pleasure to work with and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend them for anyone! :)

amanda + kyle

Oden + Janelle were incredible. We honestly could not have asked for a better experience. It felt like we were hanging out with a couple of friends. They also went so ABOVE AND BEYOND what you would ever expect and helped out with so many aspects of the day, helping to make everything run smoothly. We received so many compliments on their friendliness and professionalism. I cannot tell you how many times we heard "you're photographers are amazing" or "your photographers are the best." 

morgean + greg

If you're reading this, you have probably looked at a million photographers and are very overwhelmed by the choices. My husband and I both felt that our entire wedding day moved smoothly because of Oden + Janelle. Picking Oden + Janelle as your photographers is the easy part; choosing your favorite photos they capture won't be.


tracie + darren

The most important vendor on our list was a photographer.  After our video chat we immediately booked them! They were both a pleasure to work with and did an amazing job capturing our day.  They were a joy to be around and made everyone feel comfortable. We loved every single one of our photos, they captured everything! 

regina + george

We love Oden + Janelle sooo much! They are incredibly talented, fun, unpretentious, real and funny.  As with any wedding we had a few things go wrong, and they were both there in a pinch offering suggestions and their help.  We truly cannot recommend them enough, we plan to work with them for many years to come! 

allyce + dennis

Thank you so much! We love our photos! We loved working with Cathy and Brian and can't thank you guys enough for capturing these special moments for us!

"Thank you for making our wedding such a fantastic event and so easy to plan. Cathy and Katie were wonderful! They are very talented, but are also overall great people. Our friends and family really enjoyed meeting them!"

maggie + nic

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